Half of Highland’s Double Act hopes to become new Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Invergarden’s Tom Stoltman has been runner-up in this year’s World’s Strongest Man competition.
He is now training to compete in Arnie’s own competition – and he has a place in Hollywood.
The 26-year-old has just returned from Florida, where he has been a runner-up in the World Championships. But the first Scotsman on the podium is “they’ll be back”, as they say.
In Ohio, next March, he will be in the top ten in the world, challenging for bodybuilding icon and movie star-named Arnold Strongman Classic Honors.
Tom said: “From the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie to the strong, energy play, to exercise and what he has done for strength is an inspiration to anyone.
“He’s got his own show in America and I’m lucky enough to be able to go with that next year as well.
“It simply came to our notice then [brother and fellow strongman] Luke would be incredible to even have whiskey with him but he is a big inspiration to us.
‘She wants to meet a man. It would be incredible to even have a whiskey with him but he is a big inspiration to us. ‘
He said that if lucky to meet his protagonist, he would ask for some advice on how to get into a film career.
“It would be really nice if I could get into acting. “I mean, I’m eight feet tall and a big guy, and I think it would be great to follow in his footsteps and be the next Terminator, so let’s take a look at what happened after Strongman,” Tom said.
Nicknamed the ‘Albatross’, because of his huge hand-span, Tom found him the inner strength of the gym to deal with severe autism.
He has been the strongest man in Scotland for two years. His older brother Luke, who gave him his initial gym training, held the title for five years.
Luke, 35, said: “There is competition among the strong, I want to beat the opponent there, but when Tom performs brilliantly in just one competition, I’m very proud of him.
“I cry most of the time when I watch Tom compete because I’m so proud. I am a very passionate person, one of the kings of my heart. ”
Tom’s latest success will be announced during the festival.
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